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Bordeaux, A port city situated on the Garonne River in southwest France, being the 6th largest urban area in France and classified as the ‘City of Art and History’. Bordeaux has a lot to offer to their tourists!
Gaining the nicknames ‘La perle d’Aquitaine’ and ‘La Belle Endormie’ roughly meaning sleeping beauty, due to the cities old centre that famously had black walls due to pollution. Bordeaux is anything but sleeping now, part of the city known as ‘Le port de la lune’ has even been completely renovated.
When in Bordeaux the classification of it being called the city of art and history is easy to understand, with some buildings dated as far back as roman times and furthermore Bordeaux is home to one of Europe’s biggest 18th century architectural urban areas.
Bordeaux is described as ‘an outstanding urban and architectural ensemble’ on the UNESCO world heritage list.
Fancy a trip to this historic and cultural city? Infotel will locate you the best deals on cheap hotel rooms!
Why not pay a visit to one of Bordeaux’s many museums such as ‘Musée des Beaux arts’ a fine art museum displaying the works from Picasso and Renoir or visit ‘Musée d’Aquitaine’ to get a deeper insight into the city’s history at this archaeology and history museum.
If sight seeing isn’t your cup of tea how about taking a trip to ‘Rue Sainte-Catherine’ one of the longest shopping streets in Europe and more importantly a shoppers paradise, the 1.2km street is full of shops, restaurants and café’s. The shops become progressively more upmarket toward one end of the street where you’ll eventually find exclusive French boutiques.
Why not visit the city of art and history today, or book a trip to visit ‘Carnaval be Bordeaux’ which is a carnival held in the city centre for one weekend in march, other festivals the city hold are Bordeaux fete le vin, a wine festival, and Bordeaux fete le fleuve a river festival. Use Infotel, we can book you cheap rooms today!
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